Posts tagged as Farmers and Greens Union

‘Race between prime ministers’. Polls give lead to Lithuania’s ruling party

Monday, July 27, 2020

Lithuania’s main ruling and opposition parties have both increased their lead in opinion polls and are neck and neck ahead of October’s general elections. Almost a third of voters, however, are undecided or plan not to vote at all, a survey shows. The latest poll by Lietuvos Rytas/Vilmorus, published on Saturday, show the governing Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) and the opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD, the conservatives) in…

Lithuanian Seimas speaker urged to step down after throwing his lot with opposition party

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Lithuania’s Parliament Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis should step down from the position, since it should be occupied by someone representing the ruling party, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has said. Pranckietis announced on Tuesday that he would be running for parliament in October’s elections with the opposition Liberal Movement party. “I believe the political tradition […] would require that he step down,” the prime minister told reporters on Tuesday. Pranckietis gave up…